Child at center of Amber Alert back in Oklahoma

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UPDATE: 8/22/13— The young boy at the center of an Amber Alert in Sand springs is back in Oklahoma with family members according to the Department of Human Services.

The 6 year old was found safe Wednesday morning at a Lewisville, Texas hotel after his father was taken into custody after surrendering to police.

Authorities say Robert Leroy Connor III shot and killed his son Decklan’s grandmother in Sand Springs before taking off with the boy.

Connor is charged with first degree murder and kidnapping in Osage County.


UPDATE: 7:35 a.m. – LEWISVILLE, Texas – Authorities have arrested the father and the boy is now safe with police.

UPDATE: 7 a.m. – LEWISVILLE, Texas – Dallas authorities said they believe they have located the Osage County father accused of taking his son and killing the boy’s grandmother.

Police have surrounded a Lewisville hotel where they believe the father and boy could be Wednesday morning.

Officials have not confirmed any sightings of the boy or the father but the car listed in the Amber Alert was reported to be in the parking lot at the hotel.

SWAT teams have cleared the surrounding rooms at the hotel as a precaution.

They have been trying to reach the father in the hotel room but have not had any luck.

Tuesdsay 11 p.m. – Authorities sent out an Amber Alert in search of a young Sand Springs boy Tuesday evening.

They are searching for 6-year-old Decklan Connor, who was taken by his father, 38-year-old Robert Leroy Connor, III, around 8 p.m. Tuesday from a home in the 9600 block of Hidden Acres Lane, which is a rural area outside Sand Springs.

The father is armed and dangerous, driving a tan 2004 4-door Crown Victoria with Oklahoma tag 197HNK.

Officials said they believe he shot and killed the child’s grandmother, his own mother, and took the boy.

They are currently investigating the homicide.

The boy is 6-years-old Connor is described as 4 feet tall, 85 pounds with brown eyes and black hair that is short on the sides and longer on top.

He was last seen wearing only underwear.

The father, Robert Connor, III, is described as a white man, 6’1″, 200 pounds. with a double “T” tattoo on his left arm.

He has short dark brown hair that is shaved on the sides.

He was last seen wearing a tan or gray t-shirt and jean shorts.

Amber Alert hotline: 1-866-982-6237